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Should you hire remote staff for your business?

Should you hire remote staff for your business?

Once upon a time the words “working remotely” struck fear into the hearts of employers everywhere. Working away from the gaze of managers was frowned upon, and was generally viewed with suspicion. Nowadays, things have progressed and remote staff are employed by everyone from small start-ups to multi billion dollar corporations. Remote staff are a necessity in this day and age, where office space is at a premium and those with...

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What health and safety records do businesses need to keep?

What health and safety records do businesses need to keep?

Safety is an issue that no company can afford to ignore. If your firm lets risk management standards slip, the consequences could be disastrous both for your employees and for the future of your business. After all, you may find you face costly and damaging legal action. To help ensure your organisation remains on the right side of the law, here’s a brief guide to the health and safety records that all companies must keep. Safety...

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Building your own business: deciding on the right route for you

Building your own business: deciding on the right route for you

If you’ve decided to go it alone and set up your own business, you might be excited about what the future holds. After all, as your own boss you’ll no longer be working to line someone else’s pockets. Instead, you’ll be firmly in control of your career and, if everything goes to plan, you may reap significant financial rewards. However, you’ll need to choose the right route if you’re to realise your ambitions. To help you along...

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Keeping up to date with the cutting edge when working in tech

Keeping up to date with the cutting edge when working in tech

Keeping up with the cutting edge trends is absolutely essential for all those who work in the tech business. It doesn’t take much to fall behind in such a rapidly evolving industry. If your competitors know more than you do then you may find yourself missing out on valuable opportunities. It is also important for those who are considering entering the tech industry to be current on the latest technology and trends. Here are some tips...

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How does office design affect team dynamics in the workplace?

How does office design affect team dynamics in the workplace?

Office design and layout can be a complex process. It’s not just a matter of placing a few desks in an open space and hoping that it will work. You need to do your research beforehand and consider the office furniture options that are available. If you get the layout right it can have a positive impact on the business. Impact of the layout How an office is designed and laid out can be crucial to the smooth running of a business. Employees...

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How leadership can change the world, not just a business

How leadership can change the world, not just a business

If you work in business or have seen a successful entrepreneur/business leader at work, then you will know that strong leadership is a key driver in business success. What you may not be as aware of is that many businesspeople are applying their experience and skills to the world of philanthropy. In the process, they are helping good causes to bring their message to a wider community. Philanthropy can assume a number of different forms....

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Why we need to evaluate training and how to do it

Why we need to evaluate training and how to do it

Kevin Lawrence is MD of Odyssey Management Training – on a mission to eradicate mediocrity Odyssey specialises in leadership and management development, change, executive team development and organisational development strategy. Training matters. It’s important to organisations because it improves the skills of their employees, which in turn improves productivity and company performance. It’s important to employees both for what...

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